Hi, all and welcome! This IS a Rare Thursday Post and I hope you enjoy it.
OK, here’s a bit of backstory. I’m not a great sleeper and, coupled with seeming to be a naturally early riser, I’m always casting about for something interesting (and relatively quiet) to do. The relatively quiet part is because Mr. iknead is NOT an especially early riser. 😴😴😴
Today turned out to be an Art Journal Background kind of morning and here’s what turned out:
Watercolor using red violet, geranium and rose gouache. This one’s definitely a work in progress. This is on A5 blank mixed media paper with washi tape. I’m liking the right side best at the moment.
Kinda went steampunk on this one using a blue food coloring spray I found in the pantry over a gear/clockwork mask, then turning the mask spray side down on the opposite page to make a (sort of) reverse image. The book is an old desk calandar/appointment book I found when doing some closet cleaning. Sometimes I apply gesso beforehand, sometimes not. I sort of like being able to see the print underneath.
Another stencil, with opposite page reversal, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Dirty Martini, Lemon Zest and that blue food coloring. This is a 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 Dylusions journal (I think), but I painted over the cover and collaged it, but it still looks Dylusion-y to me by the way it’s put together.
I mentioned in my last post, here, that I’m working on lettering skills using The Art of Whimsical Lettering. One of the practices is to fill a page with words starting a particular letter, experimenting with style and color, using every type of pen or marker you own. Obviously, this is “A”. A fun practice that can be picked up and put down at will. FYI – A thesaurus would come in handy! 📱 📖 This is an old school lined comp notebook made a bit sturdier by gluing pages together in twos.
Confession: There’s definitely a blank paper/notebook/journal addiction going on here. I can’t pass up a display of blank books and become journal crazy every January when the new ones start showing up. I become unglued (seriously) when I come across them. Worked that one right in there, did’nt I! 😍😍😍 Sorry – I can’t control myself sometimes!!
All this before 7 a.m…….look out for the crash and burn nap this afternoon. 😴🛏🛌
Don’t get up. And please stop acting as if I were the Queen Mother! Bette Davis
One more thing – my linky party, Whatcha Workin’ On?, is active until midnight this Tuesday. It’s not too late to share!!!